As the days go by, politicians and elections will come and go, while breeding dogs sit in filthy cages churning out litters of dogs to be sold in pet shops and online, native waterbirds are blown out of the sky to satisfy a minority’s bloodlust, and horses fall and die in cruel jumps races.
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The South Australian Jockey Club believes jumps racing is more trouble than it’s worth and wants out.
This is a decision that has been brewing for years — the SAJC originally pushed for this outcome in 2012, but agreed to a two-year moratorium with Thoroughbred Racing SA that expires at the end of this jumps season.
In recent media interviews, the club has made the following statements:
Verema was killed during the running of the 2013 Melbourne Cup – ‘the race that stops a nation’ turned out to be the race that ended her life.
Her death was put down to an accident – an irregular event that just so coincidently happened on the biggest race day of the year. However, we always knew this was not true – so we dedicated our time to find out exactly how ofte